Everyone told him not to follow his dream. His Aunt Mimi said music wasn't a job. But he kept playing—until he was traveling around the world with his band "The Beatles" selling out arenas, singing about peace, and redefining what a rock star can shout about. By the time J. Edgar Hoover was tapping his phone and having him followed, John knew that there was only one way to deal with naysayers. You just have to keep singing your song.
Photo Credit: Brenda Chase/Getty Images